Jawalakhel Youth Club returned to the top of the table with a comfortable 4-1 victory over Friends Club in the Martyr's Memorial A Division League 2023 on Thursday.
In the match at Chyasal Stadium, Jawalakhel's foreign recruits Nkoto Synous Masoabi's brace and Fode Fofana and Rahul Rahul goals helped them to the win.
Rahul put Jawalakhel ahead in the 21st minute before Masoabi doubled the advantage six minutes later. After a 2-0 first half lead, Masoabi scored his second from the spot in the 64th minute. Shyam Babu Kyapchhki pulled one back but any comeback chances were all but over when substitute Fode Fofana scored in the second minute of added time.
The win means Jawalakhel have 30 points having played a game more than Church Boys United. Church Boys can restore their points advantage when they play Tribhuvan Army Football Club in the afternoon match on May 13 at Dasharath Stadium.